Thursday, June 20, 2013

Workouts with Bodyweight Exercises

This morning, after a few hours work, I went to my favorite place in San Diego to take a break from TT Summit preparations.

It is FIT Athletic Gym in downtown SD.

I love it there. The gym is full of serious training, and it overlooks Petco Stadium. Really cool area.

My workout: Squats, KB Swings, Box Jumps, Good Morning, TRX Ab Fallouts.

But, the rest of the weekend will be NO-equipment bodyweight workouts. I'll be taking 165 trainers through bootcamp workouts on a rooftop gym. It's going to be awesome, and "Cardio for Warriors" author, Martin Rooney, will be joining me on Saturday.

I dare you to workout without equipment for a week. Can you handle it? Think you’ll run out of ideas? No way, try this for starters...Some of you haven't seen this free no-equipment workout I gave away from the Home Workout Revolution program

Plus, even the simple push-up is such a versatile exercise... here's how to make it easier OR harder, depending on your skill level

Today's Diet Tips:
If you're trying to lose belly fat, have a protein shake before a meal to fill you up so you don't overeat...If you're trying to gain muscle, eat first then have a protein shake to get in more calories and protein...there's always room for a shake!

Do you have any tips on how to get rid of sugar cravings?

Yes! If hungry, eat fruit or carrots. If not hungry, brush teeth and chew gum.

And another great question...from Certified Turbulence Trainer, Corey James Arsenault: "Craig...its midway point or so for the Transformation Challenge, starting to see some people wavering in their attendance with the nicer weather . Got any tips to get people back on track?"

Corey - Have a heart-to-heart with them about their goals. Remind them of why they started. Remind them of what happens every summer when they quit. But also find a way to get them the same results in less time / fewer visits.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
If, in 10 years, you were to look back at your actions of today, what would you change? Always be asking yourself in terms of your goals and how you want to live.

Another great article from Mark Ford

Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily. - Epictetus ..... So keep on pushing and improving! Identify every obstacle in your life and plan at least 2 solutions for each. There are far too many success stories for you to say that you can’t do it.

Plan days completely devoted to building the vision of your business.

But remember...

Very little is needed to live a satisfying life. The key is to focus on what truly matters. And sometimes this just requires de-cluttering:

Back to work...the TT Summit starts in 23 hours!

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Do it now!

“Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. Once you have determined the spiritual principles you wish to exemplify, abide by these rules as if they were laws, as if it were indeed sinful to compromise them. Don’t mind if others don’t share your convictions. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer. Put your principles into practice – now. Stop the excuses and the procrastination. This is your life! You aren’t a child anymore. The sooner you set yourself to your spiritual program, the happier you will be. The longer you wait, the more you’ll be vulnerable to mediocrity and feel filled with shame and regret, because you know you are capable of better. From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob. Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do – now.” – The Art of Living, Sharon Lebell translating Epictetus

PPS - “The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

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